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flurries blowing around from the wind. it is coming down in parts of new york state and across the new england states. new york's governor andrew cuomo, has opened up an emergency operations center and he also warned power companies to really be on their toes especially following all the criticism that happened for their slow response from superstorm sandy and getting power turned back on for those residents who were in the dark and the cold for a couple of weeks. our plans changed a little bit last night. we decided to spend the night in clarks summit because the road conditions deteriorated and we didn't want to go farther north. the borough president told me their snow totals were down last year and they were able to stockpile some of the salt from the roadways last year and that's what they're using for this storm. council president says they're happy this first snowstorm of the season hasn't been a major blizzard for them. >> we're on a good track this year and, you know, the weather, you take what you get. and, we're going to make lemonade out of it i guess. >> reporter: and for
will be here. also, "new york times" columnist frank bruni and nbc white house correspondent, chuck todd. also, the lives they live. this sunday's "new york times" magazine profiles the memorable people and in some cases places that we lost in 2012. john kelly joins us for a look back at those who passed. >>> up next, mike allen with the "politico playbook." first is dylan drier tracking the winter storm. >> this storm is a big one. it affected the whole eastern third of the country for several days right through that all-important holiday for travelers. that certainly did wreak havoc on the airports. we ended up with more than a foot of snow in some areas, especially back into ohio, pennsylvania and new york state. granby, connecticut, picked up six inches before it changed over to rain. we saw winds gusting up near hurricane-force strength in brick, new jersey. 74-mile-per-hour wind gusts. most of the eastern seaboard did see gusts in excess of 50 miles per hour. this storm is still lingering across northern new england where winter storm warnings and advisories are still in effect. heaviest
five new year's resolution employ. woo wanted to know what of your new york's resolution. >> jb said to eat lunch with my daughter once a week and she loves it. >> i love new years and i will resolve the champagne . >> i have a total of six. five statements of the opening statement. disregard one through five . >> stay up to date with real news that matters. thank you for responding. "fox and friends" starts right now. good morning, everybody. today is december 31st. hillary clinton hospitalized with a blood clot and what it makes for the investigation of the attack on benghazi. >> dave: some are hearing that democrats want to use more tax dollars to reduce spending. we'll have the details ahead. >> we are live in time square. they are setting up the barricade and barriers out there. more on that . maria molina is down there am she is tiny amongst the sky scrapers. "fox and friends" begins right now. ♪ ♪ "fox and friends". ♪ it is nice and calm and in a few hours it will be bonkers. >> you have been down on the crazy evening. what time do they get down there? >> they start in t
this weekend. >> the new york city's children's chorus opened the show singing "silent night." ♪ silent night holy night ♪ ♪ all is calm all is bright ♪ ♪ round yon virgin mother and child ♪ >>> and coming up, a cnn exclusive. we're going to hear from the family of the sandy hook elementary principal who lost her life trying to confront a killer. [ female announcer ] born from the naturally sweet monk fruit, something this delicious could only come from nature. now from the maker of splenda sweeteners, discover nectresse. the only 100% natural, no-calorie sweetener made from the goodness of fruit. the rich, sweet taste of sugar. nothing artificial. ♪ it's all that sweet ever needs to be. new nectresse. sweetness naturally. i get congested. but now, with zyrtec-d®, i have the proven allergy relief of zyrtec®, plus a powerful decongestant. zyrtec-d® lets me breath freer, so i can love the air. [ male announcer ] zyrtec-d®. behind the pharmacy counter. no prescription needed. >>> welcome back to this special edition of "early start" this morning from newtown, connecticut. she was
" begins now. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is "nbc nightly news" with brian williams. >> good evening, i'm kate snow in tonight for brian, and on this new year's eve, lawmakers may be watching the ball drop from their offices at the u.s. capitol. it has been a day of twists and turns in washington, both procedural and political as the white house and congress tried to find a way to avert those automatic tax and spending measures that kick in midnight tonight. the bottom line at this hour, we are headed over the proverbial fiscal cliff. we say that because the senate hasn't voted on any kind of deal. you see it there live. and the house has said even if there is a deal, they're not going to bring any bill to a vote on this new year's eve. so the big question tonight, what impact will it have on every american? we have all of it covered, and we begin with nbc's kelly o'donnell for the latest from capitol hill. kelly? >> reporter: good evening, kate. well, congress is out of time, and frustrations are really running over. and while democrats and republicans say
are getting some twitter for rick. what is new york city looking like with a nor'easter on thursday. i want to know the answer on that. deadly storm system that pounded the midwest with storm and thousands of tornados heading northeast this morning. oh, my god. that is a tornado. oh, wow. oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> gretchen: that funnel cocloud was spot indeed mobile, alabama and 10s of thens of people now without power. >> i prayed to god as loud as i could . praying for my safety and i knew and prayed that the truck stayed put and god would protect me. the brutal winds tossed the cars on top of each other and left the neighborhood a complete disaster. >> i never saw one in real life and just to be able to hear one, it is it a mile from where we are. it pretty amazing. toppled treese ended up killing two people in texas and louisiana. oklahoma got about seven inches of snow in that state . the weather was to blame for a massive car pile up on interstate 40. a woman died in another highway crash nearby. >> we talked about the flights all over the u.s. are cancelled . logan internat
of the century. five young men convicted of a heinous assault in new york's central park. the only problem sfwh they didn't do it. >>> once a juvenile is broken down, you can basically tell him anything. and, you know, they fed me the names. >> my interview with the central park five, a powerful story of injustice and fighting for what's right. you're watching po ining "polit nation" on msnbc. [ male announcer ] it's that time of year again. time for citi price rewind. because your daughter really wants that pink castle thing. and you really don't want to pay more than you have to. only citi price rewind automatically searches for the lowest price. and if it finds one, you get refunded the difference. just use your citi card and register your purchase online. have a super sparkly day! ok. [ male announcer ] now all you need is a magic carriage. citi price rewind. start saving at citi.com/pricerewind. hi victor! mom? i know you got to go in a minute but this is a real quick meal, that's perfect for two! campbell's chunky beef with country vegetables, poured over rice! [ male announcer ] campbell
and that is the newspaper and the lower hudson valley of upstate new york published the addresses of gun owners and now as you were talking eric, one lawmaker want to make that illegal. >> lawmaker state senator greg ball had this to say on cavuto. >> it is not upon illegal. this is not the first time the editorial board has done it. we have a bipartisan bill in the assembly and it is it a liberal new york state . this bill can get done. it is not about the second amendment only. it is a privacy. they should not done it victims of domestic violence and retired police. no way that the paper should have made it accessible for crim nams and we have seen what nut jobs can be capable of. >> they have done it for the handgun owners, publishing names and address said and never did it for domestic violence or sex offenders or sexual predators or any other cause than gun owners, legally and honest and law abiding citizens. >> kelly: that is an issue and perhaps there could be retaliation against the paper. >> julia: and the other said who said foil a freedom of information request and get that information there
package for victims of super storm sandy. and now more than 125 leading ceos in new york urging lawmakers to approve this thing. among them, top executives from time warner, bloomberg, morgan stanley and the nba. joining governors from new york, new jersey, and connecticut asking congress to get it done before they break for the holidays. they say it's already taken congress too long to act in the aftermath in the disaster. president george h.w. bush should be able to celebrate christmas at home with his family. mr. bush, who is 88 years old, has spent nearly three weeks in the hospital in texas where doctors have been treating him for a cough related to bronchitis. a hospital spokesperson saying our nation's 41st president is improving and doctors do expect him to be able to it go home by the holiday. the syrian government's biggest ally now admitting the civil war raging there may well doom the regime. hear how u.s. officials are responding. and as the investigation continues into the plane crash that killed pop star jenny rivera there is word tonight two police officers are under arres
be careful on the roadways. snow showers and flurries could make it into the boston and new york city area but the i-95 corridor is not expecting any accumulation. enjoy the quiet weather because monday and tuesday forks christmas day, messy weather across portions of the northeast. first out west, this is where we have a storm picking the region right now with strong winds, the lower elevation rain and we're talking feet of snow across the sierra. good news for anyone wanting to do skiing but if you are doing traveling out on the roadways on interstate 5 or parents we're talking about delays possible not just for today but even as we head into tomorrow with yet again another area of low pressure. it will be producing more snow, more rain and more strong winds across the west. big issues along west coast but tomorrow, we'll start to see rain in the southeast spreading into tennessee and ohio valley. by monday, christmas eve the northeast dealing with more rain and some of you will be cold enough for snow, temperatures, 31 in cleveland and 32 in chicago and 27 in the city of minneapolis. he
by the new york times says that because tax rates are lower now than under president reagan, the u.s. can afford to raise taxes and our next guest says not so fast. are they missing the overall point? joining us is james freeman with the editorial board. nice to see you. >> good to be here. >> do you take the new york times at its word here on the research about the tax burden, during the reagan years, we have some graphics to show us some different family incomes here on the upper echelon. homes making $350,000 a year and now they're paying about 42% of income compared with 49% back in 1980? so they're saving money and that goes on all of the tax brackets, middle class and lower class, do you agree with that or do you think the new york times is missing the overall point here. >> as far as the numbers analysis, there's a lot of examination of that over the next few days, for the moment let's accept that everything they've said is true. the real point is the context here because what ronald reagan did was start a worldwide movement toward lower tax rates and growth followed. a lot of peop
a plan into place? >> it's a good question. there was a quote today in the new york times from a senior democratic aide who said it's hard to under state how little is going on in the senate right now. so, there is very little going on over this holiday. you have the hope that once they get back from vacation that they'll put together a plan. but there is a lot of incentive not to put together a plan. a lot of republicans in the senate who might be up for re-election in 2014 are worried that if they support raising taxes that they could have a primary opponent, especially when they know that if they don't do anything, if we go over the fiscal cliff there will be a bill put in place where they could vote to cut taxes instead of having what so might consider to raise them beforehand. one of those 4 senators is mitch mcconnell the g.o.p. leader. >> reporter: the president before leaving for hawaii says he hopes everyone gets a chance to drink some el nog, sing some christmas carols and get with their constituents to aeu to tell them they can get something done. all this will only cut $8 b
in new york city. cnbc producer green took this picture. in saks you could hear a pin drop during a 60% sale going into saturday. now, i was in that very store last week. i have never been in fax fifth avenue during christmas time in manhattan. if that is slow, i would hate to see what busy is, thomas. back to you. >> jane, thanks so much. >>> coming up, mitt romney's son, tag, with some very curious comments about his father's run for president. plus, on the defense. another one of the president's potential cabinet nominees being criticized by republicans and the democrats. we've all had those moments. when you lost the thing you can't believe you lost. when what you just bought, just broke. or when you have a little trouble a long way from home... as an american express cardmember you can expect some help. but what you might not expect, is you can get all this with a prepaid card. spends like cash. feels like membership. campbell's has 24 new soups that will make it drop over, and over again. ♪ from jammin' jerk chicken, to creamy gouda bisque. see what's new from campbell's. it's
this photo was released by olivia's mother and appeared in the new york post this morning and as we continue to talk about what unfolded that day and of course, you look at the horrible images and many people were reminded what happened and unfolded in columbine, of course. then on friday, this was exacerbated this discussion about gun control and whether or not there should be armed guards in every school put forward by the n.r.a. if you think about one town in marlboro, new jersey has adopted now what appears to be a program, they've certainly moved quickly on this, going to permit an armed cop in each of the nine schools starting on january 2nd. >> kelly: they actually launched this prior to the n.r.a., something they were putting in place on the heels of what took place at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. they wanted to do something, the mayor of that town said we will spare no expense, we must take care of our children and why they're putting armed guards in all of their schools, getting back to what the n.r.a. said, the n.r.a. wayne laperriere said the only way to
? >> because a national gun registry can on the one hand lead to the sort of thing that happened in new york which was the purpose of this interview. and, secondly, because history thoughs that nations that register guns are in a position then to take the guns away from the citizens. we have a right under the second amendment in this country. until we're criminals, unless we're in a prohibited group, until there's a law against us having a firearm, we have a right to have one. >> there's got to be some middle ground. it's not either/or. and you're kind of making it it sound that way. like there is no middle ground on this. this is the way it should be, period. and that gets us nowhere and that's the problem we have in this country. >> if you expect me to say, let's jet ti son the second amendment. >> i'm not asking to you do that at all. >> the second amendment is valuable and worth preserving. >> joining me for today's strategy session are democratic strategists and pollster cornell. he is here with cnn's contributor erick eric son. thank you both for being here. i want to look at this, quo
their job. according to a new york post. the spokesperson said the secretary accepted eric boswell decision to resign. as assistant secretary for diplomatic security effective immediately. the other three individuals were relieved of the current duties. chairwoman of the house foreign affairs committee now says that response from the state department is purposefully misleading. >> the truth is nobody is out. they just, shifted that chairs and in fact if you want to screw up big-time, get a job at senior levels at the state department because apparently they don't let anybody go. >> hard to fire anybody, particularly for the foreign service officers even when they leave the particular position. they still held a government job. >> secretary of state hillary clinton still hasn't testified before congress about the benghazi attacks, because she suffered concussion after being ill. but they want her testimony before they hold any hearings to confirm her successor. >> before i want a new secretary of state, i would like for the secretary to come and testify about the culture. that is helpful to
-- i believe it was up to new york to meet with donors. i would expect you'll see more of that in terms of his conversations with donors and other influentials within the party and i'm sure he's going about the process of counting volts. you have j.c. watts, kind of former congressman, out there kind of seemingly testing the walters. i think the pressure is certainly on chairman priebus. i think he's got to go and make a case for a vision for the party. one of the things that i give my former boss, howard dean, former vermont governor chairman of the party credit for is he came in as chairman and said here's my vision for how he we organize our party from the grassroots up. itch heard that kind of talk from priebus. that's the kind-vision i think you need to hear. >> karen finney, senator katon dawson, a big thanks to both of you on this saturday afternoon. katon, if it happens we expect you to come back on and announce it on this air. have a great saturday. ten seconds. go. ten seconds. go. >> the rnc race, that's one i've been in before. rens priebus is a friend. he's got it. that's a
, detroit, and new york. some of the 84 million drivers were traveling this holiday season also faced treacherous roads, snow and ice may continue to be problem today in the northeast. places like upstate new york and pennsylvania and west virginia. there's good news for drivers. take a look at this. right now the national for a gallon of regular unleaded is $3.24. that's much less than a month ago when the average was about $3.43. but it is about the same as a year ago. tens of millions of americans travel over the next few days, the travel conditions seem to be improving at least when compared to earlier in the week. alex? >> all right. appreciate that live report. we are going to get a look now at the forecast around the country. nbc meteorologist dylan dryer is here with more on that. i know we have a mess in the mess. >> mess in the west and middle of the country with snow all through the week. now we are actually looking at that storm finally pulling away. we had some flight delays in the northeast. mostly because of wind earlier this morning. those now are starting to improve.
that down, the flow of weapons into camden, philly, new york, new haich, that flow of weapons into these streets, many of them coming to the south where they have secondary markets that are thriving, they would stop and dry up. so on the local level, this is what mayors get so frustrated about. we are pouring incredible amounts of money, almost my entire property tax base, forget about the resz of government, is being used for public safety purposes. plr police, more cameras. i'm doing everything right now, i've got a woman with a caliber, she were melting down seize ds weapons and selling them as jewelry in order to get money for more gun buy backs. you name it, id am trying it. but without state and federal laws changes, many mayors are fighting an uphill battle and won't be able to stop the levels of violence in america to the extent that we want. this is a moment and it neepds leadership to seize it at every leflt of government. >> you hooked me up with a link. >> caliber is the name of it. >>. >> it just hit me. right there. >> a ghood percentage of the profits are going
the #1 gastroenterologist recommended probiotic. align. >>> good morning, new york. look at that great shot. come over after two strong days of gains, u.s. markets closed lower yesterday. stock futures are down this morning as fiscal cliff talks stall in washington. >> so here's the deal. you can see a delay in getting your tax refund next year unless congress moves on the fiscal cliff soon. this is going to hurt all of us. christine has details. >> we're already there. tax season starts in a couple weeks. you're going to start getting 1099s at the end of january and you have companies -- the government can't change in just one week or two weeks. if you're talking about having to make retro active tax changes, i mean it's really a mess. i want to talk about the amt in particular here. you know, the irs acting director warned congress about a real problem with not passing an amt patch. if the amt patch goes away, every year we patch this amt. amt was meant to make sure that rich people paid a minimum amount of tax now because of the way congress designed it in the infinite black wisdom.
. >> secretary of state hillary clinton remains hospitalized in new york city this hour with a blood clot which her office says stemmed from the concussion she sustained several weeks ago. clinton will be evaluated over the next 48 hours and is taking blood thinners to reduce the close, the location of which has not been revealed. her hospitalization is likely to further delay her testimony before congress on the benghazi attack, a key demand of senate republicans. today a new senate report on benghazi heaped more blame on the state department's security procedures. president obama acknowledged lapsed that the white house would take immediate steps to resolve. he rejected criticism that he would let his u.n. ambassador twisting in the wind, susan rice, instead of training fire on republicans. >> information a politically motivated attack on her. she probably had the least to do with the attack on benghazi. why she was targeted individually for the kind of attacks that she was subjected to is -- it was puzzling to me. >> the process also seems to be playing out with one of obama's top picks to l
not say whether or not he actually fired any weapons while he was at that range. back to you in new york. >> steve: thank you. >> brian: we know this guy is the utter definition of a loner. we know he was emotionally disabled. >> steve: although a near genius. >> brian: he had a medical condition and could not feel pain. they say that he loved video games. one game in particular, i don't know any of them, but called dynasty warriors. his mom took him shooting more than once. but other reports were she took him often. the neighbors say he was home schooled and that she, in fact, devoted her life to him, but that one conversation at a sports bar that she had with somebody a few days ago saying i feel like i'm losing him and i feel like he's slipping away. that was an indication that they were at a tipping point. >> gretchen: apparently when she would have baby-sitters take care of him, she would say to them, you can not even leave him alone even to go to the restroom. so she was devoted to this child. there are going to be a lot of questions, though, about so many things with this incident
critics whether it is new york city mayor or democrats in the president's party, they have heard this so many times before, one tragedy after another but there has not been action. but it has been clear in talking to the white house officials, the president doesn't believe this is the time and place as the families are grieving to talk about something that is a political issue. what he hinted on friday suggests in the days and weeks ahead he believes this should be a debate in this country and legislative action. the precise specifics will be debated. >>gregg: thank you, ed henry, in new town. thank you. >>heather: starting at 6:00 p.m. eastern for coverage of the president's visit to newtown and the interfaith vigil he will attend the program is hosted by fox news channel bret baier happening live right here on fox. >>gregg: disturbing developments in the curt cut -- connecticut shooting, the police say the gunman had a massive arsenal of firepower including hundreds of bullets. mike? >>reporter: yes, hundreds of rounds were fired according to the connecticut state police. most came fro
firefighters are shot as they rushed to the scene of a fire in webster new york. two firefighters never coming back. >> there was a car in a house that was engulfed in flames, probably set by mr. springler who laid in wait with -- spen who wayed in -- spengler who laid in wait. he destroyed other homes and then hid, setting a trap for those who arrived on the scene. >> never in my -- never, any time in my career have i seep anything like this. >> reporter: two firefighters were killed. two others were hit and remain in the hospital. those mountain community wanted to pay their respects at webster fire hall. >> i don't know how you couldn't come out tonight. these guys are heroes. at alarm sounds -- when that alarm sounds, it could be you or me. >> this is the time of celebration, time to be with your family. and now there's people that are -- don't have a home. and, you know, there's family members that are missing and there's family members that are hospitalized. how can that be christmas. >> reporter: steve ra a port, fox news. >>> 7:41. he was one half of tv's -- odd couple. >>> and a trib
-old in new york city? >> joey scarborough! happy 25th birthday! joey scarborough. >> i tried. can't help you. >> try it again. >> happy 25th birthday, joey scarborough. love you very much. if it is way too early, what time is it? >> it is time for "morning joe." >>> but right now it is time for our old pal chuck todd. >>> all or nothing at all. this could be it, the day where we will know if a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff is truly within reach or totally lost. we have never been closer and yet boehner is looking for votes, only for a plan b. >>> vice president biden gets tapped to lead an administration wide effort to figure out what the government can do to prevent another tragedy like the shooting in connecticut. is washington ready for a fight over guns that no one thought would happen? >>> blast from the past. find out what michael dukakis has to say about the idea of being a u.s. senator once john kerry becomes officially the next secretary of state. being a little bit coy. could he run? here comes the new. >>> good morning from washington. it is wednesday, december 19th, 2012. this i
is waiting in the wings if scott brown doesn't run? >> he ran for governor of new york and more power to him if he he can pull it off but national republicans and the money thinks he has the best shot. >> thank you both for joining me tonight. coming up, our final update or the year. on the kind fund. i'll read some of the comments that you have left about it. in the rewrite tonight i can understand why the guys in the vatican are so wrong about marriage. so if it fair that we expect them to understand the first think about it? they have no excuse for not understanding socialism. and they live in one now. they are all together in tonight's rewrite that is coming up. sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night
to target bieber and his bodyguard. the timing was to coincide with the bieber concert at new york city's madison square garden in late november. mr. martin indicated that their ultimate target was j.b., reads the affidavit. it says martin became infatuated with the pop singer, even getting a tattoo of him on his leg. mr. martin stated that he had attempted to solicit correspondents on numerous occasions between victim three and him and victim three never returned in kind. martin, according to the document, was seeking notoriety. cnn legal contributor, paul callan. >> pretty much vague talk about hurting somebody is not actionable. it's only a crime when you do something concrete in furtherance of the killing or the conspiracy. and law enforcement says that's what happened here. >> reporter: and what happened is that two men allegedly traveled from new mexico to vermont to carry out two murders. but according to police, the plot was foiled because of a missed highway exit, and the men wound up at the u.s./canada border crossing. officers discovered a warrant for 41-year-old mark stake a
strassmann boston. >>> john mills, a former deputy police commissioner in new york and los angeles. here's the question how are they going to absorb all of these people? >> well you've got a thousand people who are going to be released from state prisons up in massachusetts, but about 600 of those are coming right back to boston. now, one might argue, well if the evidence is fake what's the problem. the problem is most of them had rap sheets as long as both of our arms put together so this probably wasn't their first rodeo. the boston p.d. has put together kind of a very clever strategy to welcome them home. >> well, this is just incredible. how is she able to operate like this so many years. they called her superwoman she was faster than anyone else. didn't they suspect she might be doing a lousy job? >> i think what they found is the ultimate no-brainer. which is when you see a pattern like that it's a leadership issue, which is who was checking on the anomalies like that. i want to get back to boston for a second because when you're going to get that many bad guys
. folks in ohio and pennsylvania and western new york facing winter storm warnings. this after a storm ripped across the central part of the country. we have mike towbin at chicago o'hare. mike, good morning. reporter: you know, if you are getting on your plane at jfk at lax and you are not delayed by the chicago o'hare ripple effect, you can thank the guy who built lake michigan but next to chicago. as we look at the board, no red color. there are some flight cancellations out of o'hare, but they are due to a myriad of reasons, mechanical problems, bad weather, and icy roads where the planes have to win. big crowds right now, but that is because there are so many people. some 200,000 people are going over the holidays. going through chicago o'hare alone. he will have crowds for a visa to get to the airport early. busiest travel day of the year. but it looks like you're going home to see grandma from airborne to make it. bill: some people are criticizing cancellations because some snow did not hit in certain areas. what's going on? reporter: wisconsin, in particular, they got some 20 i
program, broke by the "new york times." program in place to surveil anyone talking to a terrorist overseas. this was the biggest deal going. everybody freaked out. ruined a way to collecter thor. but in addition program analysis, they admit they have to so much information they don't know what to do with it. >> a big difference here. people on the left, what about the patriot act. similar type of things. payry yot act went through congress and voted on. they want to pull it, they can pull the plug on it. this is executive order. it happened behind closed doors. the "wall street journal" did a request but this violates the fourth amendment. they can go in and take what they want without the probable cause. they don't to prove probable cause. this is disturbing. >> this is and ought to be done away with. the reason you sign the executive order is because of the patriot act. it gives the president the authority in administration -- >> that is -- >> executive order on this part. you couldn't before the patriot act you couldn't sign a thing. but what you talk about, remember the phone companies
. joining me now john harwood cnbc's chief washington correspondent and political writer for the "new york times" and nancy cook, economics correspondent for the national journal. okay. wow. a big night last night. john, let's talk about the impact on the economy. this is not the debt ceiling. this is not sort of our credit rating will immediately drop. but wall street seemed to have thought for a while that, okay. they're going to talk and talk. >> so did i. >> and i did too. a deal is in the offing. now that a deal may not be in the offing, what's the impact on the economy, broadly? >> well, we saw the market futures go down last night. we expect a down day in the markets today. the decline hasn't been quite as steep as some people expected. but you do see a potential hit for confidence if it's not worked out. it's not set that we're not going to -- that we're going over the cliff. in fact, i think there is a significant chance that either a medium deal or a very minimalist deal just kicking the can down the road for a couple months passes. but i do think that the more times we have thes
. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> you're looking at new york city right there. >> is that ice rink? >> i hope they're not skating now. that would be spooky at 5:30 a.m. skating. that's a nice shot. and they'll be skating over the course of the day. it is your lucky day. why? christine is minding your business this morning. >> stock futures are up a little bit. worries of the fiscal cliff are still around despite upbeat data yesterday. mildly positive data in the u.s. the s&p 500 snapped a six-day winning streak yesterday. in part because still concerned about progress in the fiscal cliff. if congress fails to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff, more than two million long term unemployed americans will see the federal jobless benefits disappear come january 1st. long term employed, those out of work for 40 weeks or more currently make up 40% of the unemployed population. many will lose federal benefits. they serve as a life line to many of the people that have been out of work for so long. and of all the fiscal cliff issues, there's one that many middl
leading senators. john barasso, chairman of the republican policy committee and from new york democrat kent conrad, chairman of the senate budget committee. senators welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> thanks for having me. >> good to be with you. >> chris: before heading to hawaii for christmas the president laid out a new stripped down plan to avert the fiscal cliff. here is what it is. extend the bush tax cuts for people making less than $250,000. extend unemployment benefits for the 2 million people who will run out next month and delay the sequester of $110 billion in spending cuts next year. for all of the talk of $4 trillion in debt reduction this plan would only save $800 billion over ten years. senator conrad is that the best that washington can do over the next nine days and can you pass even that? >> look, chris, it may come to that but we can do better. and we should do better. this is an opportunity to do something that would be hugely important for the country. i mean my own belief is what we ought to do is take speaker boehner's last offer, the president's last offer,
and moan with factories and jobs leaving this place. >> al demato, former new york senator spoke for 15 hours and 14 minutes making it the second longest filibuster speech in history. d'amato also clocked in at 23 hours and 30 minutes, the second longest filibuster. the record for the longest goes to south carolina's strom thurmond who spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes. like everything in the senate, the push to end gridlock is turning into a fight itself with democrats and republicans battling over the right way to do it and whether to do it at all. joining me now democratic senator from oregon, jeff murphy. senator, great to have you on the program. >> thank you, alex. it's great to be with you. >> so we just played some vintage al d'amato footage of one of his many filibusters. when we talk about filibuster reform, one of the things that is suggested in terms of reform is bringing back the talking filibuster, but i guess i ask you as someone who is leading the charge on this, is that going to actually help things in the senate, or does this give senators more opportunities to grandst
, at least publicly is like tonight's l.a. lakers/new york knicks game, former knicks coach mike d'antoni, consider him to be like boehner and some say star and real coach, kobe bryant, an eric carpet facing you carmelo anthony, man that drove d'antoni to defeat last year, let's say he represents the winning side. can i get an obama? all right. enough. we now bring in nbc news political director chief correspondent and host of the daily run down, chuck todd, armed with poll numbers burdened by the washington wizards and the miami hurricanes on the court so, chuck, what are the numbers telling us and more importantly, what are you hearing? >> on the cliff run, it is clear the president has public opinion on his side in an enormous way when it comes to the tax issue, but you also see there is a downside for him -- there already is plenty of down sfirtd republican but downside for him, if no deal happened, there is going to be sort of a collective public anger at washingtowashin. the way second term president cis work, you have basically one good calendar year to get stuff passed. the
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in new york on charges of conspiracy and falsifying records. bernie madoff is serving a 150 year prison term. >>> finally, we're still here. these pictures are from a ceremony led by mayan priests in guatemala marking the end of the mayan calendar, aka, what was supposed to be the end of the world. no word on what doom sayers camped out at this mountain in france are doing today. they have been there for days believing that when the end of the world came a ufo would come to the mountain and rescue them. >>> got milk? you could be in for a major shock. mandy is here with what's moving your money. prices, i saw this headline and couldn't believe it. 6 to $8 a gallon? >> it is unbelievable. that is if congress does not pass a new farm bill, chris, that amends farm policy that dates back to the truman presidency. obviously this has been kind of lost in that brouhaha of what's going on between the obama administration and republicans over the fiscal cliff and the budget wranglings, and there is believe it or not an impasse over a farm bill that covers billions in agricultural programs and wi
was reportedly a huge new york giants fan. his favorite player was cruz. cruz tweet add photo of his gloves and cleats. he has written pinto's name on them. is he going to wear them today in the game against the atlanta falcons. the entire league will observe moments of silence before today's games. well secretary of state hillary clinton will not testify at this week's benghazi hearings on capitol hill following news from the state department that she fell ill and suffered a concussion this week. will she eventually testify after she recovers? congressman henry, a democrat from texas and matt thorn berry a republican also from texas join us with their reactions to that news and much more this week. welcome to you both. congressman clare. i will start with you. if there is anything you would like to share in response to the connecticut tragedy? >> first of all i just have to say my prayers and my sympathies to the families. it has to be a very difficult time. especially right before christmas, so, again, my prayers to all of the families and the first responders there. >> shannon: congressm
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